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PASTORS' DAILY DEVOTIONAL
May
27

Trusting the One Assigned to Raise Me as a Son

Wayne Cordeiro

Scripture
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will. -Romans 8:26-27
Observation
The Holy Spirit can be trusted! I know that sounds redundant, but for years, we work hard at arriving at a conclusive and dogmatic belief of something as it that is the goal. But it is not. The next step is living it without question, being fully convinced of it that makes the difference. It's like a person who understands the importance of exercise, but not really doing it. Or a person who believes fully in the importance of marriage, but divorces. Or a person who believes in wearing a helmet but unless there were a law with penalties, we wouldn't swear them.

Coming to walk with the Holy Spirit goes beyond belief and into the way I live.

He can be fully trusted. Sort of like a person assigned to raise the children of a hugely wealthy landowner until the children are ready to step into their billions of inheritance at a certain age. For illustration's sake, let's say the parents are gone and the children are still young. A steward's assignment is to raise the children so they not only take their inheritance, but are mature and wise enough to steward it.

The Holy Spirit is given to me for that purpose and He can be trusted to the point where I ca give him full permission to make decisions, appointments and judgments on my behalf without first asking permission or getting my input. Why? Because He was given an assignment by my Father, the One who he is committed to without question.

The Holy Spirit is to be given full rule over my father's estate and is to lead and guide me until I take full possession of my inheritance. Honestly, I feel so immature and I don't even know how to pray most of the time. Then He will teach me how to pray by even praying for me. He promises to take care of guiding me, and He will tutor and raise me as a son of my Father.

Now He was with the Creator in the beginning, and He has been given power to turn darkness to light, the power to raise the dad, and to destroy armies and nations at a time. However, although His great power can destroy us, His divine love instead protects us as children of God. It is because of God's image in us that we are not destroyed, and it is by His mercies that we are not consumed. The Holy Spirit will take care of us because we are the children of His inheritance, and He will not let anything diminish that.

I guess the only ones that can ... are us! Through rebellion, rejection and disobedience. Not that it will be taken away per se, but we will miss it or rather give away our birthright like Esau did his.
Application
So today, I may not sure even how to pray. I am not sure what to do. So I am asking that the Holy Spirit guide me and pray for me. I will trust His schedule, His appointments He makes, and I will simply walk through the doors He is opening.

He knows what is best for me. He knows my Father's heart. He is committed to my Father and His wishes, and I can trust Him. I will not be afraid.
Prayer
Dear Father:

Thank you for assigning to me the gracious and powerful Holy Spirit who is like a tutor to me, a mentor, a guide, the one who raises me to bring me into my inheritance.

Dear Holy Spirit, I will learn to trust you implicitly and I hereby give you full permission to act on my behalf in all things. I trust you completely. Please move forward and put in place whatever needs to be, adjust, amend, add, subtract, and correct. I submit to you and your ways. I want to be led by the Spirit, not in word alone, but in reality. I will open every door and every lock is unlocked to You. You are in charge. I am so thankful for your tutoring.

Devotions for May 27

Proverbs 4,5,6
Romans 8

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